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We offer an array of opportunities for learning, creating, and sharing through art experiences at the Museum. Whether taking a class in our studios or hearing from an expert in our galleries, our visitors can choose from a variety of activities to engage with art. With established weekly programs like ArtBreak and Slow Art Sunday, or special events like First Thursday, Art On The Rocks, and teen nights, the BMA invites you to find a program that interests and excites you!

Design Week Birmingham Lecture: Rural Studio: An Insider’s Critical Reflection

Design Week Birmingham Lecture: Rural Studio: An Insider’s Critical Reflection

October 22, 2014

Andrew Freear, Director and Wiatt Professor at Auburn University Rural Studio, will present a case study of Auburn
University’s Rural Studio and the design-build projects and teaching methods that have created innovative and affordable structures for socioeconomically challenged communities.

For more information about Design Week Birmingham and the full schedule of events, click here.

ArtBreak: The Art of Finding a Brand’s Soul

ArtBreak: The Art of Finding a Brand’s Soul

October 21, 2014

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by Ford Wiles, Chief Creative Officer of BIG Communications, and James Williams, Creative Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Ford and James will take you through the creative process of shaping the future legacy of a brand.

Decoding Black Art: “We Are Roses From Our Mothers’ Gardens”: A Community Conversation Through Art

Decoding Black Art: “We Are Roses From Our Mothers’ Gardens”: A Community Conversation Through Art

October 19, 2014

Kelli Morgan, Ph.D. Candidate and Ford Fellow in residence at the BMA will offer a lecture series on African American art beginning this fall. All lectures are free and open to the public. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection.

This first lecture of the series will introduce visitors to Kelli and hear more about her background and studies in African American art.

Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate). Nicoya culture (Period IV – Period V) , Costa Rica, AD 300 – 700. Carved volcanic stone. 15 × 27 1/2 × 9 3/4 inches. 
Museum purchase, 1971.41.

Slow Art Sunday: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

October 19, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Emily Omura will lead a discussion on a Nicoyan culture’s piece Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate).

ArtBreak: Joan Mitchell: Fields and Flowers; Storms and Sunsets

ArtBreak: Joan Mitchell: Fields and Flowers; Storms and Sunsets

October 14, 2014

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by master docent Joyce Benington who will discuss Joan Mitchell: Field and Flowers; Storms and Sunsets.

Slow Art Sunday: Moon Jar, Korea

Slow Art Sunday: Moon Jar, Korea

October 12, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on a Korean piece Moon Jar.

Vajradhara, 18th/19th century. Nepal. Gilt copper alloy. Private Collection, New York, EX3.2013.11.

Moving Meditation

October 11, 2014

Join teachers from Villager Yoga to explore BMA from a different perspective. Exhibit your strength and balance of mind and body in traditional yoga poses linked in nurturing, flowing sequences. Our moving meditation will help usher in powerful energy throughout the entire body and soul, followed by a deep sense of calm, relaxation, and stillness. For beginners to intermediate, the class has a moderate pace.

Annual Rushton Concert

Annual Rushton Concert

October 8, 2014

Auditorium doors open at 7PM.

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Recording label Harmonia Mundi USA released a live CD of her Competition performances in late 2013 with works by Schumann, Ravel, and Bartók, which joins her debut CD on ATMA Classique featuring Scriabin and Chopin.

The Rushton Concert is generously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rushton III

Pre-Concert Tour

Pre-Concert Tour

October 8, 2014

Before the annual Rushton Concert, please join Senior Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Ph.D. for a tour of Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise.

The Rushton Concert will begin at 7:30PM; auditorium doors open at 7PM.

Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate). Nicoya culture (Period IV – Period V) , Costa Rica, AD 300 – 700. Carved volcanic stone. 15 × 27 1/2 × 9 3/4 inches. 
Museum purchase, 1971.41.

ArtBreak: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

October 7, 2014

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by BMA Education Intern Amy Williamson, who will discuss our Spotlight on the Collection piece Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate).

Slow Art Sunday: Tragedy at Sea

Slow Art Sunday: Tragedy at Sea

October 5, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on George Inness’s piece Tragedy at Sea.

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

October 2, 2014

Your Night at the Museum! The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch a movie, or sit down with friends

Art & Conversation

October 2, 2014

$10 Museum Members // $15 Nonmembers A CONVERSATION ON CONSERVATION Although the job of a Museum Conservator involves monitoring the collection, good handling and housekeeping methods, and research, there are times when intervention and treatment of an object is necessary.

ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

September 30, 2014

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is presented by Volunteer Services Manager Lindsey Hammel, who will lead a discussion on art that is inspired by literature in the Museum’s collection.

Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

September 28, 2014

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Childe Hassam’s piece Building the Schooner, Provincetown.